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>> when you go out there, there is basically no law and order. it is lawless and the people controlling things, the people with the guns are a mixture of former groups. people really in control are
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these former selica fighters who have been supposed to be disbanded but haven't been. they have committed atrocities in various parts of the country. as we discovered, they've also been killing women and children. >> two of this woman's children were murdered in front of her. she was shot in the back. she said she hasn't got the strength to look after the surviving children. all she can think about is a terrible night. >> >> everyone was sleeping except me. i was in the corner of the hut by the door. they shined a light and then started spraying bullets. i grabbed my baby and put her in a bag. i shouted i have a baby in my hands, why you are shooting? they stopped shiiteing. everyone on the floor was already dead. >> the 16-year-old girl was also there that night.
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this woman was shot in the back. the hospital says 18 people died, the youngest victim just two weeks old. >> the shooting happened around five kilometers from the center of the city. forces accompany us as we make our way there. witnesses say on the night of october 26, a local man brought soldiers to the hut. he told them anti-government rebels were hiding inside. >> there is clear evidence of what happened here. we have found spent casings, and bullets belonging to the group. there is dried blood all over the ground, and even the bullets embedded in the wall surrounded by blood. the stench of death here is just overwhelming. there were 30 people crowded inside this tiny shack. it is incredible that anyone
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managed to survive when the shooting started. >> there is a grave. we're told three victims were buried here by their relatives. >> clarice's husband shows us where he was hiding. he watched helpless as his 6-year-old son was killed. >> when they shot my little boy, he fell to the ground. i lay down on the ground, too, and i heard my wife screaming and crying. i broke down in tears. i was devastated. >> human rights groups say security you forces in central african rehad been are out of control. they've documented excuses and rapes and recruitment of child soldiers. even the president of the republic admits these people don't follow his orders. >> when we arrived, all the jobless and the big-time bandits and escapees from prison all dressed in uniform and said they were selica.
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it's difficult for me, because i don't know who they are. it's hard for me to control them. >> most people here say they don't find justice for what happened as long as the armed men committing these kinds of crimes are also responsible for law and order. >> it's clear that no one, least of all the president has much control over these people. what can be done, if anything, to stabilize the situation? >> i think part of the problem is some of these people are not even central african. they come from chad and sudan, from we believes who have been fighting there for years. those countries, neighboring countries need to influence things here. the united nations is discussing what to do. we expect a report about the next move. the big decision really is
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whether to keep things as they are and boost the african forces, which are already here, or bring in u.n. peace keepers, but something definitely needs to be done. what people need out in the countryside in particular is a sense of security, a sense of reassurance you that there's someone there, a neutral actor, who can look after them, that they can go to if these crimes are committed. at the moment, there is no one, so what happens is they run into the bush. when they run into the bush, they have nothing to eat, they have no shelter, and the atrocities like this can happen to them very easily. >> thanks very much indeed for that exclusive report. >> tens of thousands of people have been forced from their homes by the fighting in central african republic. we discover how many of those who make it to aid camps still don't have basic necessities. we'll be hearing how
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humanitarian agents are struggling to cope as refugees keep coming. that's friday on aljazeera. >> now, to the south of c.a.r. is the democratic republic of congo, another country rich in mineral sources suffering internal conflict. it's reported that the military commander of the defeated rebel movement has surrendered. he is said to be held in uganda. the troops he led are believed to have put down their weapons. the m23 group declared and end to its campaign on tuesday. >> china's ambassador to the u.n. warns dozens of more rebel groups are still active in the democratic represent of congo.
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>> there are other groups that are still in the region. >> malcolm webb joins me on the phone now. malcolm, tell us more about the surrender in uganda. >> we've had unconfirmed reports that he is in the capitol. he is on the u.n. sanctioned list, placed on it in the early stages of the m23 rebellion. uganda is obliged to not let him travel, except only back to his countrcountry of origin, which s congo. the congolese government will probably want him to stand trial in a military court. he was a con lease soldier before he came a rebel.
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they'll probably want to try him with war crimes, but that would depend on uganda agreeing to repatriate him. some support was widely believed to come you from uganda. he's got a solid network of allies here. on the one hand, they might try and protect him and keep him safe and sound in cam pal la, but there will probably be international pressure for him to be returned to congo at some point. two days ago, an agreement was signed that everyone involved in all of these conflicts should eventually end up back in their country of origin, including
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rwandan rebel fighters still in congo. hundreds of f23 congolese fighters. >> the pakistani taliban has named its new leader. he led a violent campaign between 2007 and 2009, believed to have planned the attack on the school girl. the former leader was killed in a drone strike last week. tell us more about this man. he is pretty notorious and a hard-liner. >> you're right. the pakistani taliban didn't just elect a new leader, they
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elected the most hard-line leader in the running for this top job. this man is as we've been pointing out, is responsible for the 2007-2009 offensive in the valley where the pakistani taliban led by him clashed bitterly with the pakistani army. thousands of civilians were killed. his men were responsible for many of those deaths and to give you a sense of just how brutal a campaign it was, they would behead people and put heads in city squares and the like. this is a man who is frankly known for his blood lust. many look at the selection as the group not being interested in any peace talks. it has said it's not going to have any peace talks and the leader is somebody who is going to wage this campaign we've seen in the past from a taliban of
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violence. very, very interesting development in pakistan and one of great concern to the pakistani authorities. >> there's a choice of this hard-line leader who doesn't want to have any negotiations seems to have borne out the pakistani government's warning that the killing of the previous leader would completely end any kind of peace talks. >> you're right. the pakistani government was clearly right. there was some hope immediately after the leader was killed, another man named as the potential leader, many taliban commanders said he was the one to lead the pakistani taliban. he was one they thought was a good fit to engage in the peace talks. there's been an awful lot of in-fighting within the group. he was pushed to the side and
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the man with such a notorious background pushed forward as the leader. this has effectively ended any kind of peace talks for the pakistani government and there's certainly a lot of people in islamabad very concerned by this appointment. >> thanks very much indeed for that. >> more to come on the program, including a war of words, why amnesty international accuses oil company shell of covering up pollution i have not nigeria. >> the philippines prepares for yet another typhoon, expected to be one of the strongest to hit the region this year. >> the historic trip for the winter olympic torch. we have that and the rest in sports later in the program. >> the heads. u.k.'s intelligence agencies have appeared in public together
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to give testimony to british politicians. it's a rare move. let's get more from our london news center. >> the agreeing comes as the debate rages over intelligence techniques following allegations of spying on other governments. these are pictures from the parliamentary hearing, broadcast with a two minute delay in case someone reveals something they shouldn't. being questioned on the work of their agencies and threats to the u.k., in the last half hour. britains intelligence chief reveals residents in the low hundreds have gone to syria to fight in the war there. the chiefs appearing are the mi6 chief. in 2010, he became the first serving head to speak publicly about the organizations work. mi6 provides the u.k. government with foreign intelligence. andrew parker from mi5 has
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warned surveillance leaks are a threat. >> the head of gchq has been accused of conducting a massive surveillance system for 18 months, details leaked by edward snowden. were there any difficult moments for the three chiefs? >> it's been an interesting half hour of this hour and a half session. i have to say that the members of the committee, if anybody thought that they were going to lie down and simply give the three intelligence chiefs an easy ride, the members of the committee have rather belied expectation. there have been tough questions. the three intelligence chiefs were asked how do they make sure when they're operating overseas they operate within the law, that they don't condone torture, for example. how, they were asked do you cope with the fact that america has tens of thousands of
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contractors, how do you deal with giving british secrets to an agency such as the n.s.a. which has so many outside contractors involved, how do you protect the secrecy? one of the biggest questions, one of the you most pertinent questions came from the committee chairman. when he put it to the head of the british eavesdropping service, gchq, he asked isn't the real threat gchq? >> if you think of the incident as an enormous, an enormous hey field, what we're trying to do is to collect hey from those parts of the field that we can get access to and which might be lucrative in terms of containing the needles for the fragments of the needles that we might be interested in that might help our mission. >> how is this likely to be received by the critics of the system. >> it was an interesting analogy put forward there. all three of the intelligence chiefs have been at pains to say is that they do not operate
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outside the law, they observe the restrictions placed upon them by the british parliament and that they are not listening into the private lives of ordinary citizens. yes they use elements of having to scoop up some of that material to get to what's described as the needle, the fragments of needles within that white hey field. as far as reaction goes, obviously there is broad skepticism not just of the intelligence chiefs, but also the committee itself. although the intelligence and security committee has been going for a very long time. it's previously been held behind closed doors. today was the first time it's held a session in public. the other thing to consider is that they've also had their powers beefed up in the last 12 months. it's important for the committee itself to be seen to be doing a safeguard and because you may not tough the work of the intelligence agencies, but if you don't trust the watchdog, the committee, then we really are in trouble as far as the security of the country. >> ok. paul brennan, thank you for that
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live update. >> a fugitive who escaped u.k. security by changing into a burke da is suing the british authorities for alleged torture. he went on the run on friday after disguising himself as a woman in a mosque. the british high court revealed that he was in the process of seeking damages from the british government for mistreatment when he disappeared. >> i'm at the lead to print show in london where some of the bright evident minds could change manufacturing forever. >> members of the palestine liberation organization are calling for an international inquiry into the death of former leader yasser arafat. aljazeera obtained new evidence which suggests arafat was almost
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certainly poisoned in 2004. swiss scientists find high levels of radioactive substance polonium in his veins. his body was exhumed last year. >> we have more for us from ramallah. >> p.l.o. officials have said that they want to demand an international, independent credible investigation into the death of arafat after the publishing of the findings in the swiss medical report. how often, we have not heard official reaction or statements from the palestinian authority. we understand that the central committee held a meeting on thursday to discuss the findings of the swiss report, but we also know that we're not expected to hear anything or a public statement made by the palestinian authority untilled head of the investigation committee releases and announces the results of the swiss report, as well as a russian report that
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was submitted to the palestinian authority. that will happen on friday morning, we understand, here in ramallah, where these findings will be made public. now for the palestinian people, the results of this report, the almost conclusive evidence that arafat may have been poisoned is not very surprising or shocking. the belief that he did not die a natural death has been widely held by palestinians since he passed away in 2004. >> thousands of citizens in philippines are being moved before the landfall of a typhoon. >> typhoon haiyan is did he have
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staying central philippines, home to 28 million people living in coastal villages. now wednesday night, philippines president has called on local governments to force evacuations to ensure the lives of those believed to going to be caught up will be spared. the local government has done the very best they can, tried to slack way, but many of the international weather groups here believe that the impact of this might just be catastrophic. we are here in practical philippines. this is going to be expected to be at the center of typhoon haiyan, believed to hit the philippines at midnight wednesday. according to international weather groups, as well, they have said that the last time they have seen such magnitude when typhoon bofa hilt last december. that typhoon killed 800 people
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and displaced millions more. even for a country like the philippines, which is hit by typhoons about 200 times every year, many here worry that the impact of this one just might be own more catastrophic. >> the syrian government has provided new footage showing a chemical weapons site has been dismantled and abandoned. the evidence has been verified by international weapons inspectors. it means 22 out of the 23 facilities listed by the government has now in expected. >> syria has until mid 2014 to destroy all of its chemical weapons stockpiles. >> activists say the rebels have pushed the army out.
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it controls nearly all the supply routes for the rebels into the city. >> u secretary of state john kerry is confident a date could be set within days for talks on the syrian conflict. he's in the middle east to salvage peace negotiations. earlier, he held a press conference. >> the meetings obviously are about the critical question of how we can bring peace to palestinians and israelis. long overdo, long consuming, now generations. i'm pleased to say that despite difficulties, these discussions were productive and they will continue, even today. >> amnesty international says the oil giant shell is covering up the true extent of the pollution it's caused in nigeria. the human rights group said
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shell manipulated investigations into oil spills. it accuses the firm of making false statements about clean ups. we have more from nigeria. >> the central claim of the amnesty report is that many international and local oil companies operating in the delta manipulate the investigations that take place after oil spills occur. amnesty say that in the 700 oil spills that have happened here, this year alone in may be of the investigations that take place afterwards, the oil company representatives find a way of manipulating the data that's collected about the extent of the oil spills, where for example, thousands of barrels of oil have been spilled, they say it's hundreds. when you see representatives of all companies and members of the community going to see the true extent of a spill, what amnesty are basically saying is that there, members of the community, are effectively manipulated into signing agreements that say it
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was really the fault of local people. now what basically that means is that there is a culture here of bunkering whereby you see some community members basically tampering with the infrastructure of oil companies, which the oil company said leads to most of the spills that occur. when you speak to community members here they say the real cause of the hundred was spills in the area is because the oil companies themselves don't properly maintain some of their infrastructure and pipe lines. the impact of all of this is that many members of the oil producing communities in this region have had to abandon their homes because of the huge environmental damage caused. what amnesty say is they must take responsibility for the oil spills and there should be an investigation to members of the community can claim compensation. >> shell denied the claims, saying it rejects
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unsubstantiated assertions that they've exaggerated the impact of crude oil left and sabotaged. it added that it continues to affect people, the environment. >> still to come here on the news hour, twitter is making a much-anticipated debut on the new york stock exchange. live pictures from there hotly anticipated. >> in sport, also we'll get a famous victory in germany. we'll have the details. on inside story, we bring together unexpected voices closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you.
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>> from our headquarters in new york, here are the headlines this hour. >> al jazeera america is the only news channel that brings you live news at the top of every hour. >> a deal in the senate may be at hand and just in the nick of time. >> thousands of new yorkers are marching in solidarity. >> we're following multiple developments on syria at this hour. >> every hour from reporters stationed around the world and across the country. >> only on al jazeera america. >> welcome back. the top stories on aljazeera, aljazeera obtained information that government forces in a central african republic are continuing atrocities against their own people, killingings, rapes and recruitment of child
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soldiers. >> the leader of the m23 is reported to have surrendered. he is held in uganda. >> the pakistani taliban's newly promoted leader rejected peace talks with the government. he is believed to be the man who planned the attack on a teenage school girl. >> now, it is the most anticipated stock market listing since facebook went public last year. social media site twitter is about to start trading on the new york stock exchange. it is expected to recognize $12.8 billion at around $40 a share. it hasn't made a profit in the seven years since it started. let's speak to david meyer, a financial analyst, joining us from washington, d.c. good to have you on the program. expecting twitter shares to start trading at around $40 a share, that's way more than expected, isn't it?
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>> absolutely. the i.p.o. price was set to come out at around 26. i.p.o.s are hot right now. >> that makes it the biggest debut since facebook went public. how does it compare to facebook and google? >> well, facebook has about 1.2 billion monthly active users, twitter 235 million monthly active users, but their membership base is growing fast. >> why is there such strong demand for twitter, given that actually twitter's losses increase said in the last quarter so over $64 million? >> i think there's a couple of reasons. the first is twitter is much bigger than i think people expect. as i said, 230 million monthly active users. they generated 250 billion tweets and there's 500 million that come on line every day.
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this technology platform is right for the picking. what i mean is anyone can join and with a few learning a little bit of the vocabulary, you can be part of a global conversation. >> how is it going to make a profit here? how can twitter expand? >> well, the first thing is they will continue to grow users. the second thing is they will continue to make sure that users are engaged. right now -- >> a lot of users actually sign on, use it for a while and then never go back again. >> that is true. we've seen a report that have recently, but as a network, one of the things is a crowd attracts a crowd, if you will. as more people become aware, more people join, it will continue to spark more people to come. plus, twitter is becoming the conversation, not only can you get tweets on its platform, but
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media outlets are bringing tweets in because that's where the news is being broken. >> it's interesting that twitter chose the new york stock exchange. is that because of facebook's problems on nasdaq? >> absolutely. i think the new york stock exchange did a lot of work to make sure everything went or smoothly. >> ok. we wait to see how that goes. thanks very much indeed for that, david myers speaking to us from washington, d.c. >> let's go back to lauren, who's in our london news center for moor news from europe now. >> as riot police stormed the former headquarters of greek state television, ending a five month sit-in over the closure of the broadcaster, that was taken off air in june, and more than 2,600 staff were fired to meet job cuts set by greeces foreign lenders. a new slimmed down channel
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called public t.v. was launched later. it was supposed to move into the old headquarters, but they refused to leave the building and continued putting you out unauthorized programming on line. tear gas was fired outside those headquarters to disperse people who were protesting over the predawn raid and there are more protests currently taking place. we are there with people back out there protesting. what exactly are they hoping to achieve exactly? >> the government says it wants to put an end to a long and rather twisted process which protecting the public airwaves from what it sees at users by other political parties, by which they mean the radical leftwing position, which had made this a mouth piece of its own by having it appear alone and refusing to appear on the new public broadcast. this is partly to bolter its image as an anti austerity
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party. the network was shut down because of austerity measures. the other reasons are practical. the new broadcast is very restricted, unable to make full use of the equipment, the crews, vans. the process of taking inventory and what is in working order is underway and will be completed tomorrow, the government spokesman said. we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that this struggle has been extremely political between the conservative led government and the leftwing opposition. >> in the in the small hours, riot police gained control of the t.v. station. a steady stream entered the building and gave the 50 employees an hour to evacuate before locking the premises. >> we know it's riot police surrounding the building. they came to evacuate floor by floor. i was on the radio and mic when
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they came into the studio and asked me to leave. i said goodbye to the listeners, who were sending dozens of messages of support. >> protestors gathered outside but were pushed back by police. the building had been occupied since early june, be when the greek government closed it and fired 2.5000 staff, sighting the need to cust costs. they have a new slipped down service who want to take over the old headquarters. with support from the leftwing opposition party, it has continued to produce unauthorized broadcasts on line. the union disputes that the police raid was legal. >> the fascist leaning government decided to evade illegally. the prosecutor told us he had no order. it was a police operation. they came in, we offered them a glass of water and when we asked for their legal documents, they arrested us and took us to the
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police headquarters. we were held for three hours without being charged. >> the government ordered the predawn raid to enforce the law and establish order, citing the need for a fully operational state broadcast when it assumes the rotating presidency of the european union in january. the argument is likely to drag on that. >> it has been a thorn in the government's side, disputing the legitimacy of the new broadcaster the government set up. it became a symbol of the struggle against austerity by being a mouthpiece from the party who refused to appear on air with the new broadcaster. >> that is expected to end as regional stations also brought to heel. >> how much has this got to do with the visit in inspectors from the european bank and i.m.f.? >> that's right, they are now conducting the final inspection of the year, and it is expected
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to be a tough one. the government really has spent the second half of this year trying to make true on at least two promises, one is to cut down on government costs in various sectors like health and the other is to fire, rather than allow you itself to lose through retirement and attrition 4,000 people this year. that was meant to happen in june. it is said a couple will come from this broadcaster and more elsewhere. the fact remains that it is going to have to fight extremely hard to restore its image to the greek public, because this is a very unseemly process. it simply looks bad for a democratic government to march into a broadcaster with teams of riot police and scour the premises and padlock them. earlier today, there was a very
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lasting image carried by greek networks of a chain wrapped around the iron railing of this facility and it was locked together using a pair of handcuffs, which was obviously done by the police when they entered. it's going to require a lot of finessing after this is all done. >> ok, thank you very much indeed for bringing to light from athens that drawn out closure of the state broadcaster. >> iran's foreign minister said they are may going progress in geneva with six world powers over its nuclear program. the talks are tough, but hopes to move forward during detailed discussion during the afternoon. it's the first of two days of talks held, hoping to limit iran's ability to create nuclear weapons. >> have we heard anything yet?
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>> no. it's all taking place behind a veil of secrecy, as we expected. unone sense, that's good, they're talking for change, not throwing political rhetoric across the table. we understand from all sources, although we don't know the days, they are talking about details. there are technical people involved in these talks, as well as diplomats. what we understand, what is taking place now is a series of bilaterals. we had a group meeting this morning chaired by catherine ashland from the european union, now face-to-face meetings with china, russia and the united. we know a little more courtesy of american briefings about what they're trying to achieve hopefully this week. it's called a first step approach, otherwise known as an interim deal, i suppose, which would essentially freeze iran's
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nuclear program from moving further forward for a period of six months. in return for those concessions, the iranians will get some sanction relief. that will be reversible if it were proved the iranians were in breach of this deal. that's on the table. it's complicated. there are gaps, difficult to work through, but there is a sense of optimism that it is possible either late today or tomorrow. >> if they reach agreement, how easy will it be to sell it to their constituencies. >> there are hard-liners in iran that are not happy with this level of compromise being discussed by the negotiators here. there is an effort by this new iranian president and his team to -- they were elected essentially on a platform of reducing the effects of sanctions. they are in a hurry that these talks can do that and take something home that can be sold
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to the skeptical public as a diplomatic victory. on the other hand, we are briefed saying we have hardliners in washington, too, there are people in congress who do not want to take the pressure off iranians, egged on by colleagues and friends and allies in israeli. mr. netanyahu only today getting wind of this deal saying it would be an historic mistake. he's rather good at winding up his allies in congress to work against this kind of deal. there is a deal on the tail. it's contentious, could open the way to a negotiated process leading to a much more comprehensive deal, but even its initial deal might be difficult for both the americans and iranians to sell at home. >> thanks very much indeed for that live update from geneva. >> the sochi olympic torch is heading into space on the latest leg of its relay in february. >> we have lift off.
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>> heading to the international space station, the rockets six hours later docked. the torch a symbol of peace will be taken on a space walk. while in space, it will not be lit, as this would use up precious oxygen and put the crew at risk. >> a british scientist using lead to printing to create human tissue showcased his work in london. he says it is about embree attic stem cells. the showcase is part of a london lead to print show, the biggest of its kind. >> in some ways, it is a trade show, and that is a chance for people who can use the technology can see what it can do. small lead to printers like this, which are entirely affordable, a good option, to
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make prototypes before sending them off for full production. the lead to print show is a chance for people to imagine the future of lead to printing. this car was made nearly entirely using lead to printing, cutting down huge costs in the manufacturing process. scientists are using it in the medical field. it's usually printing skin cells with the hope that one day, they might be able to make entire organs from scratch. >> that's news now from europe. >> still to come here on the program, tackling organized crime, we track to the mexican city of monterey where success is claimed in the fight against drug traffickers. >> in sport, earning the spurs in the league, coming up after the break.
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>> welcome back. mexico's president is trying to convince the world his government is making progress against drug-related violence. monterey has been singled out as one place where crime is down. rachel levine is there for us live now. tell us what's happening there and what are the improvements? >> what we've seen is at least a 50% drop in the murder rate from last year. now the last time we reported here was about two years ago, when this city was really in the grip of organized crime. what we've seen is that there's
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been several improvements, the most being a new state police force, which this government credits with bringing down the levels of violence. >> on patrol, these police officers are heading to the neighborhood which is one of the most dangerous in mexico. better equipped, better paid and more carefully vetted, the men are part of a new state police force formed two years ago when this city was in the grip of organized crime. back then, rival drug cartels battled each other. up to seven people a day were murdered here. it turned thety which was once considered one of the safest in latin america into a place many feared. we see the aftermath of a shootout earlier this year. it was described how gang members tossed grenades and used powerful guns against his men. >> nobody wanted to leave their house, it was so unsafe. >> these days, the gun battles
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are pure. the murder rate is half of what it was in 2011 at the height of the violence. when this force was created, there were little over 400 members. now that has grown to 3,500. while the government is quick to credit these men and women for improving security especially here in monterey, many others say there is still a long way to go. >> like this mother, who praise she will one day see her daughter again. four months ago, she went missing. >> cecilia told her mom she was going to the movies. she never came home. afraid to speak out, she says she's skeptical the city is now safe. >> it's not true that we've got through the worst, because otherwise this wouldn't be happening to me. it's not just my daughter missing. there are many others. >> it's not just kidnappings that are on the rise. many shops and businesses remain closed in this downtown
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neighborhood, where criminal gangs are known to extort the owners. this criminologist believes the city is on the right track. >> it's too early to declare victory. things are a bit calmer this year, but we still have work to do in bringing down crime overall. >> for the men, it's a challenge they say they gladly welcome, and hope someday soon these streets will return to being some of the safest in the country. >> the violence does continue. last month, there were several shop owners here that were executed allegedly because they refused to pay their quota. it's an on going battle, the city making improvements. as we pointed out in our report, there are still major steps that need to be taken. >> thanks very much indeed from monterey. >> here's robin in sport now.
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>> in the last few minutes, roger federer won at the finals in london. the 6-4-3-6 victory means there is still a chance. djokovic will play where the winner will face the top four. >> iranian officials are asked to stop the ban from preventing women to attend the stadium. they are allowed to attend basketball and volleyball. >> in the government, they should try to change one of cultural let's say laws here that woman can attend football matches. woman can attend football
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matches. >> the head coach made a late decision on whether the goalkeeper will play the u.k. match. he was criticized for letting the goal keeper play after getting a head injury sunday. >> looking to continue the defeated run so far against the russians. >> arsenal moved to the top of group f. with a 1-0 win. it's the first time an english team has won at the stadium. ramsey scored the only goal of the game just of a the hour
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mark. in the group's other match, napoli won safely, too. >> we had a difficult period at the beginning of the second half. after once we scored, i felt that we were quite -- we could have scored a second goal and we were less under pressure. overall, it is a huge win here. >> barcelona to the knockout stages, winning 3-1 in group h. scoring twice ended a four-game goalless draw. milan stayed second in the group. stopped for the game against what was described as missing a crucial training session.
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>> if you can play, we want you to play. he's sad because he didn't play. we wand him and said today easy backs, so he'll start. >> reaching the semifinals the goal's first play, the flick was the first goal in buenos aires. also through to the last four,
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enough to seal a victory. the next opponents will be paraguay or columbia. >> in the nba, memphis grizzlies scored randolph leading halfway through his team's game after the birth of his son. the pelican first win on the road. >> leading after the first round of the p.g.a. in the gold coast. the american got six birdies on his last eight holes for a par under 63. adam scott is one of three players who is still two shots behind. indian contradict legend managed 10 rounds in his first innings of the pen ultimate test match in calcutta. closing in on his hundred is on
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tap. india will resume play. >> thanks very much. see you a bit later on. >> it's the most anticipated stock market exchange. twitter started trading at $45.10, twice as much as expected. twitter shares starting to be traded there, one of the biggest market debuts since facebook. >> the talk of the town in san francisco for weeks, the mystery surrounding a barge that google recently built. the tech giant put an end to the
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speculation, saying the facility is used as an interactive center where people can learn about new technology. >> finally, marvel comics is releasing a new series featuring a teenage muslim superhero. she lives in new jersey and makes a debut early next year. >> it served to create a story for all those little girls out there who don't see a verse of themselves, particularly in pop culture and entertainment, because that's where they're looking. they're no the looking in the news. essentially, she can grow really, really tall, grow up really, really big and also shrink to a small size. she can extend her articles, make a 50 really large to punch the bad guys, extend her legs to jump and do really long jumps. she's got a little bit of everything.
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she will have the opportunity to shape shift if she channels it right. >> that's it for the news. bye.
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>> welcome to aljazeera america. i'm del walters, and these are the stories we're following for you. the senate is said to take up a bill that would outlaw discrimination against gays in the workplace. and talks over iran's nuclear program. iran indicating that a deal might not be far from reality. and the markets are alla twitter as the social media giant launches it's initial public offering. the senate is said to take an historic vote today.

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